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Injury and musculoskeletal disorders among aging workers in an industrial workforce.

Authors
Cullen-MR; Eisen-E; Meyers-D; Wegman-D; Taiwo-O; Cantley-L; Laubach-B; Vegso-S
Source
NIOSH 2003 Jan; :1-31
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023961
Abstract
A long-term research project has been initiated with this grant to explore systematic factors involved in injury. While the goal of this project was to evaluate the impact of age, initial descriptive analysis suggested that not only is age not an excessive risk factor for injury, but to some extent protective, both in terms of injury frequency and severity. On the other hand, numerous other important co factors for injury have been recognized including gender, time on job, overtime, the presence of certain medical conditions, notably depression, diabetes, and asthma. While the possibility that age may remain an important independent risk factor, once adjusting effectively for all of the above listed covariates remains outstanding, pending final modeling which is underway.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Worker-health; Workers; Injuries; Age-factors; Risk-factors; Sex-factors; Demographic-characteristics; Bronchial-asthma; Work-environment
Publication Date
20030110
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
734840
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-004040
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Special Populations
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CT
Performing Organization
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
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